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  • 1,373

  • 423

  • 19,8%

  • 82,1%

  • 99,8%

  • 97,6%

Winburg was founded in 1841 on the farm Waaifontein. The name was originally spelt Wenburg and means 'town of winning'. It is thought that the name might refer to a military victory over the Matabele at Mosega on 17 January 1837. (GPS coordinates: 28.5059 S, 27.0134 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population1,373
Young (0-14)18,2%
Working Age (15-64)68,5%
Elderly (65+)13,3%
Dependency ratio45,9
Sex ratio103,4
Population density22 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,3%
Higher education aged 20+19,8%
Matric aged 20+41,9%
Number of households423
Average household size2,1
Female headed households40,7%
Formal dwellings98,6%
Housing owned/paying off49,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage97,6%
Weekly refuse removal79,2%
Piped water inside dwelling82,1%
Electricity for lighting99,8%

Place names

Masilonyana Municipality